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. and that, of course, is the big story we're following and continue to follow right here on cnn. we want to bring in the mayor right now of hamden, connecticut. he joins us on the phone. mayor, i understand you have something like 34 inches of snow on the ground there. how are you doing? >> well, it's a disaster. we have 240 miles of road, about 61,000 residents and at some point the plows become ineffective. you actually have to move the snow. we're moving snow with loaders now as opposed to doing the strict plowing that we usually do. >> and aside from that, of course, i know that the roads are closed. people, hopefully, are staying off the roads. right? >> absolutely. you're not going to be able to get anywhere. the roads are impassable. the governor of connecticut, n daniel malloy has closed the roads. >> that sounds like a job that's going to take more than, say, the weekend. >> we'll know a little bit better probably toward midday today what our proposed timelines are. fortunately, we're having good weather now. fortunately, this did not turn into a power disaster like our last s
us. good luck with the weather coming, everybody stay safe as well. >>> "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see everybody back here monday morning. let's get to the other show. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," manhunt in the mountains. >> we don't know what he's going to do. we know what he's capable of doing. >>> new twists in the search for an ex-cop accused of going on a murder spree in l.a., e-mailing a bullet-ridden disc to cnn. >> the suspect mailed a parcel to my office that arrived on the first of this month. >>> blizzard warning from maine to maryland, a superstorm taking almost the same path as sandy about to batter the region with almost three feet of snow. this morning as millions try to escape the storm gas becoming in short supply. >> several stations up the road are out of gas. >> i kind of wanted to get gas real quick before it runs out. >>> also grammy weekend. ♪ they want to get my >> reporter: getting ready to hit the stage sunday. ♪ tonight we are young >> reporter: this year the power players of music springsteen, u2 pushed back stage,
performing at president obama's inauguration. >>> first, to that blizzard. cnn crews covering the story from about every angle you can imagine. some have been knee deep in the snow. some have actually been in the snow. our coverage spans atlanta to new york to rhode island. and that's where we begin this morning. poppy harlow is in downtown providence where it is a tad chilly. good morning. >> reporter: just a tad chilly. good morning you to, marty. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. what was treacherous here in providence rhode island overnight has turned beautiful. a snowy, white, downtown providence. still pretty bare. a lot of people not yet coming out of their homes. all of the roads in rhode island under the direction of the governor are completely closed to anything but emergency vehicles because they have a big issue with downed power lines. we've still got about 179,000 homes here in rhode island. that's nearly 1/5 of the population that are affected or without power completely. no power means no heat. they want to keep the roads clear, get th
for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> new developments in the all-out man hunt for a suspected cop killer. right now police keting a california indian reservation. >>> and bracing for a snow making monster. a blizzard taking aim right now at the entire northeast. major cities like boston, right here in new york, smash dab in its path. thousands of flights have already been canceled. good morning. welcome to "early start" this morning. i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, february 8th. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. let's get started. millions of people bracing for what could be a blizzard for the ages. take a look at the monster storm that's about to bury boston and bring misery to millions in the northeast. forecasters are using words like epic, historic to describe this massive storm. you're looking at live pictures from new york now. the big apple is also preparing for dangerous winds and up to a foot of snow, perhaps even more. a lot of schools are doing early dismissal today. right now 23 million pe
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
, that's going to be happening any moment now. want to get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello, beginnins right now. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," weekend whiteout the northeast about to get pounded by a monster snowstorm. some spots could get two feet of snow. people are talking is this the blizzard of '78? ♪ america >>> exposure or exploitation. first "snl" then the bowl, now the movies? >> the wound is way too fresh. >> we want to tell a beautiful, gripping story about a family's struggle. >> when it comes to the newtown kids, where's the line? >>> plus this. ♪ we are never, ever, ever >> reporter: wardrobe warning, no butts no, breasts, no exceptions from the grammys. >>> and this -- >> to boldly go where no man has gone before. >> schatner back in space, chatting with the canadian astronaut chris hatfield from 200 miles above earth. we've got the conversation live. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with an historic winter storm gaining steam and taking aim. this is a live weath
for mental health reasons. his attorneys have not returned cnn's phone calls. >>> private e-mails and photographs belonging to two american presidents, hacked and published online for all the world to see. the secret service right now is investigating the hacking and publication of this correspondence. the accounts held private e-mails of the bush family, including former presidents george hrk w. bush and george w. bush. >>> an asteroid is set to fly remarkably close to earth in 17 days. nasa says there's no chance it might be on a collision course. the asteroid is just about half the size of a football field. it will be closest to earth on february 15th and even then, let me define close for you. 17,000 miles away. you can't see the asteroid with a naked eye but a small telescope might actually do the trick. >>> and the pakistani teenager who was shot by the taliban for promoting school for girls has been released from the hospital. malala was wounded in her back and head in october. she was moved to a british hospital where she underwent multiple operations to are restore
in about an hour when it's dumped up to 30 inches of snow may pile up. we have cnn crews and reporters out in force covering every angle of this breaking story. forecasters say boston is likely to to be plastered with 30 as much as 40 inches of snow. let's start there. susan candiotti is watching the situation. looks like it's coming down pretty seriously, susan. >> reporter: oh, it sure is. but you know what, wolf? the worst is yet to come. right now, yes, we are feeling the beginning of the storm. but the worst of it should be hitting overnight when we will have mere whiteout conditions. now, remember, this is an area where they are getting blizzard warnings that will remain in effect until saturday afternoon. right now it feels like pellets, cold pellets hitting your face, similar to a hurricane, although obviously much colder than that. businesses have been closed, schools have been closed all day, transit systems shut down. and these are new englanders, includes bostonians who are used to these blizzard conditions. they remember the great blizzard of 1978, another bad storm in 2005. i
several weeks. >>> "cnn newsroom" continues now. that's it for me. now with brooke baldwin. >> planes, trains and life at a virtual stand still as folks brace for a blizzard tonight. and it is picking up this hour. i'm brooke baldwin. special coverage begins right now. it is not just snow. the storm surge threatening the northeast could hit historic levels. >>> and -- >> he's told us what he intends to do and so far he's done it. >> -- the urgent manhunt for an ex-cop trained for war. and investigators say christopher dorner won't stop until he gets more blood. >>> here we go. i'm brooke baldwin. let's talk about this blizzard. it is about to bear its teeth. want to plunge right in. chad myers with me in the weather center. give me the bottom line. >> it looks like we have arms or the outer bands of a hurricane approaching new york city. not a hurricane, but we will have hurricane winds with this coming up, brooke. >> i'm coming back to you. we'll talk about the dense northeast, tens of millions of people, many of whom lived through sandy. first, the good news. skiers who planned trip
. cnn's susan candiotti made her way to boston, the flurries are flying. susan, i see you, hang on. i want to go first to alison kosik in new york. alison, we remember the disastrous situation you had, two winters ago in new york, the great big city essentially shut down. is that the type of scenario, alison, we're looking at here? is that the fear today, right now, in new york? >> reporter: people are talking about that. that monster storm of 2010, back in december. that was a biggie. that was when 20 inches fell in new york city. the big problem with that one, though, is new york city wasn't prepared for it. even the mayor back then said they didn't react as they should because they didn't get the plows out ahead of time, they didn't warn the public ahead of time. this is a very different story because, yeah, we are expecting to get anywhere from 8 to 14 inches, something to to sneeze at, but new york city is preparing. they have 250 tons of salt ready to go. hundreds of plows ready to go. they have got sanitation workers working around the clock. they are on this. they're on this m
of that tiny state's population. and cnn's poppy harlow in providence. at least the lights are on where you are. >> reporter: yeah. you know, marty, i want to set the scene for our viewers here. good morning, everyone, welcome. we are standing in the middle of providence, rhode island. this is right in front of city hall. and i haven't seen more than two people here in, i guess since about 5:00 eastern last night. i want to show you what's happening at the end of the block because an hour ago we couldn't see the end of the block and now we can. we're seeing it's getting clearer here, we're not seeing those massive wind gusts, things seem to have turned the corner here, but now the big concern is what do you do about all the homes without power? 187,000 and counting. that's the number as of 6:00 a.m. eastern of homes in rhode island without power and the power company national grid facing a very big uphill battle here. that is a very big portion of the population of rhode island. if you look relatively speaking, it's the hardest hit in terms of how many people without power relatively speaking h
-878-4biz. >>> i'm martin savidge at sner headquarte -- at cnn headquarters on a busy news day. the blizzard bombarding the northeast, 650,000 without power, many without eat due to the massive storm. hardest hit, connecticut. winds are slamming cities including providence, rhode island, and boston. we'll take you live across the region ahead. >>> she is the newest face in the war on gun violence. today, n chicago, a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton will be buried. among her mourners, first lady michelle obama. pendleton was shot in the back and killed just days after she marched in the president's inaugural parade. >>> in los angeles, police are suddenly the targets of a man who used to wear the uniform. billboards are up as law enforcement agencies in three states hunt a former l.a. cop that's accused of killing an officer and threatening others. he says that he wants revenge on those who cost him his job. >>> police at the grammys will be on guard for their own safety since dorner's threats, but the show will go on. and a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, had has su
. lots to follow on that. we have to take a break, we'll see you back here tomorrow, "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> breaking overnight, the girlfriend of south african olympian oscar pistorius shot dead in his home. >> a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder. media reports during the course of the morning often alleged break-in or the young lady was allegedly mistaken to be a burglar. we're not sure where this report came from. it definitely didn't some from the south african police service. >>> plus squalid, smelly and steamy. >> i promise you none of my family members on there will probably never ever take another cruise. >> reporter: the cruise from hell, known as the carnival "triumph" just hours from docking in alabama, after being stranded in the middle of the gulf of mexico. what are the passengers getting, 500 bucks and this. >> at carnival our promise to our guests is to provide a great vacation experience. >>> also, mega merger, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what
. there are warnings about flooding, in fact, as i'm watching cnn here, it's interrupted by weather alerts from the national weather service to warn, in addition to the other warnings they've got, about a coastal flooding alert. this area is in that red zone of coastal flooding alerts, erin. >> thank you very much, we'll check in with ali as well. i want to move to providence, rhode island, in the main belt of the storm throughout much of the day. as you can see in new york, the storm is hitting in the next couple of hours. not the case to the north, in providence. poppy harlow is there. >> erin, the big problem here is how thick, how wet, this snow is. you heard from ali, jason. thick, wet snow is landing on power lines and that is exactly what the governor here told me he is so worried about. the m the mayor, they're concerned at winds pick up, we're less than a mile from the water. as it picks up they're worried about massive power outages. we have huge snow accumulation here. we drove up here. let me show you shots of our drive up here, i-95 up from new york here. we saw numerous, big, seve
pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners and places in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video me
banfield reporting live in new york. newsroom international starts now. welcome to cnn newsroom. we're following two major stories right now. first of course a major blizzard closing in on new york and new england. could be a record breaking event. we could see more than 2 feet of snow in some areas. we're talking about huge drifts, high winds, flooding along the east coast, as well. live coverage just moments away. we're also following this big story. this is out of california. first of all, a faullse alert i the massive manhunt for chris forever dorner. police say a tip about a possible sighting of the accused killer was likely just a hoax before hundrhoax. hundred wills of officers are shooting for this guy who is now seeking revenge on the lapd for firing him.wills of officers ar shooting for this guy who is now seeking revenge on the lapd for firing him. dorner is accused of killing three people already, including a police officer and retired officer's caught. he declared war on the police officers and we'll have a press conference regarding that just moments away. and of cours
at this hour. the governor banned driving statewide but a cnn reporter is out in the thick of it driving around lt. >>> tens of millions of people are in the path of the storm. huns of thousands are already without power this evening and travel virtually impossible right now. thousands of flights have been cancelled and public transportation in many cities is at a standstill but soum are making the most of being stuck in the storm. a snowball fighting flash mob erupted in the streets of boston tonight but for most people the storm is no fun at all. chief meteorologist has been watching it tracking it on high deaf doppler. paul. >> it's not just snow. it's the wind, and the wind has knocked out power to so many folks. this is a pretty significant problem out there. we had a weather system come down from the great lakes in canada. we had a different weather system come up from the gulf of moeks ko. where those two merged you get what's called a nor'easter. this time of near a nor'easter can be a significant snow maker. that's exactly what we have going on right now. we are talking about significa
so of one branch of government. >> former secretary of defense, robert gates, on cnn's "state of the union" this morning spoke up for a check on the president's ability to take on these attacks as well. take a listen to this. >> i think some check on the ability of a president to do this has merit as we look to the longer-term future. >> why not have a judicial or a congressional panel as part of the process, general? >> well, i think congressional oversight is absolutely required. we do that with cia operations in general anyway. and clearly, congress retains the power to fund or not fund programs, to impeach the president or senior officers of the government. we do want checks and balances, but congress is not a good decision-making branch for wartime operations, and seshlg essentially, that's what we're doing here, we're trying to keep another 9/11 from happening. and primarily, i might add, these aren't operations in canada and france. >> right. >> we're talking ungoverned, lawless areas of the world. >> peter baker, "the new york times" this morning, i'm sure you saw this
worrisome and scary. >> reporter: late thursday, cnn's anderson cooper said that he found a package that dorner sent him february 1st with a coin that had been shot through. inside, dorner said that more evidence that he was railroaded by police in 2006. fired, he said, by a police department protecting his own. the chief at the time was bill bratten. >> he would have been fired by him. >> reporter: police said that dorner has led them on a wild goose chase through three states and mexico and they still have no idea where he to find him. >> we ask that anyone who sees him should not approach or attempt to account him but immediately call 911. >> reporter: police say this may be the biggest man hunt southern california has ever seen. cops searching for an alleged cop killer, someone they fear may be hunting him. george? >> okay, david, thanks. >>> let's get more behind all this. clifrts dorner posted 1,000-word manifesto online. pierre thomas has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, george. authorities said that christopher dorner is their worst nightmare. dorner a former navy re
. it is extremely worrisome and scary. >> reporter: late thursday, cnn's anderson cooper says he found a package dorner sent him february 1st, with a coin that had been shot through. >> i never lied, apparently in reference to his dismissal from the lapd in 2008. >> reporter: inside, dorner says more evidence he was railroaded by police in 2006. fired, he says, by a police department protecting its own. the chief at the time was bill bratton. >> i really have no recollection of his particular case. he would have been fired by me. in that i was chief of police at that time. >> reporter: police say dorner has now led them on a wild goose chase through three states and mexico. and they still have no idea where to find him. >> we ask that anyone who sees him, should not approach or attempt to contact him. but immediately call 911. >> reporter: authorities say this may be the biggest manhunt in southern california history. police hunting a man that they fear is hunting them. george? >> david, thanks. >>> let's get more on the man behind this mayhem. christopher dorner posted a manifesto online as the
of the two of you together. he sent a challenge coin that had multiple bullet holes in it to cnn's anderson cooper with a note that said, "thanks, but no thanks." when you knew that that had been sent, this coin that had apparently come from you, what did you think? >> it was disturbing. it added another element to it, if you will. that coin actually was given to him as a sign of respect and good luck when he was shipping off to iraq. and to have it sent back in that condition, not quite what you'd expect. >> no. quickly, you said he collects injustices. is this the type of person who will turn himself in or give up? >> the profilers that i've spoken to indicate that they doubt that very much. the last thing he would want would be to be arrested by the lapd and do a perp walk. that would be the last injustice or the most significant one. >> all right. good to have you here. >> thank you. >>> want to check the other top stories from jenna wolfe. good morning. >> good morning to you. good morning, everyone. former penn state coach joe paterno's wife is speaking out this morning, defending her
fired in 2008. he posted a manifesto on facebook and apparently sent a package to cnn host anderson cooper. he is armed and has military training. >>> reports of car bombings in iraq this morning. the death toll is up to 41. four car bombs exploded in two out door markets. the first bomb hit a pet market. when shoppers tried to run, another car exploded a few yards away. up to 85 are reportedly hurt. it's the latest attack by suspected sunni insurgents. >>> thursday's proceedings on capitol hill were interrupted five times by protestors. brennan says the drones are only used on planned attacks against the u.s. against citizens. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain them to solicit the intelligence from them so we can disrupt follow on attacks. >> the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein says she wants to open more of the hearings to the public. >>> today president obama honors leon panetta. the tribute will take place at joint base meyer henderson. in the meantime, panetta made news yesterday when he sai
're watching on cnn another shooting that took place in up -- upstate new york. what was your reaction to that? guest: that was almost two years after the shot -- after the shooting i had been involved in. i have learned a great deal about how the situation i was involved in king to be. how the school knew the student, the mental health policies, and gun policies, how this person was allowed to buy a gun, despite having the federal record that prohibited them from doing so. he had a mental adjudication. i had not seen other shootings. i cannot watch them. -- had not watched them. i cannot turn away. i watched the news unfold and i thought, this is how the whole world saw what happened to me. now i am seeing it happen to somebody else. yet, we change nothing. there have been no progressions in terms of gun policy or mental health policy. what gives? the end of that day was my pivot point. at that point, i said, look, i have to do whatever i can to address this issue. i became involved with the british campaign and have been involved ever since. -- the brady campaign and have been involved ever
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